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Fred Hersch returns to the Village Vanguard, 6/30-7/5 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Fred Hersch Andrea Canter

Fred Hersch returns to the Village Vanguard where he was the first artist in the 75-year history of New York's legendary Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist and his second featured run is documented on the 2011 release Alone at the Vanguard [Jazz Police review]. He will perform with his widely praised trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson on Tuesday, June 30th through Sunday, July 5th. This is the trio whose Alive at the Vanguard won the Grand Prix du Disque from the Académie Charles Cros in France [Jazz Police review]. Hersch was nominated for his sixth Grammy Award in 2014 for his solo on "Duet" from the CD Free Flying [ Jazz Police review], a duo album with guitarist Julian Lage; the disc received a rare 5-Star rating from Downbeat
Harold Mabern Trio at the Village Vanguard, 6/23-28 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Harold Mabern

Hard Bop piano legend Harold Mabern was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Well-known for his work with tenor saxophonists George Coleman and Eric Alexander, Harold plays with a powerful technique and a deep insight into a wide range of repertoire. This week he is joined by John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums as his trio performs at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan on Tuesday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 28th.
Pat Martino Organ Trio + Horns at the Jazz Standard through 6/14 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Saturday, 13 June 2015

"Mr. Martino is back and he is plotting new musical directions, adding more layers to his myth." -New York Times

Pat Martino © Andrea Canter

Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Pat Martino and his trio, featuring Hammond B3 organ master Pat Bianchi and drummer Carmen Intorre plus Adam Niewood on tenor saxophone and Alex Norris on trumpet , will appear at the Jazz Standard on  through Sunday, June 14th. Martino has had a prolific career in jazz hat dates back to the early 1960s. He has been recording and leading his own groups since 1967. He has recorded for all of the top labels in jazz including Vanguard, Prestige, Concord, Fantasy, Warner Brothers, Polydor, Atlantic, Mainstream, and Blue Note Records. Many of Martino’s recordings are now considered classic, and all of his vinyl recordings have been reissued on CD. He has close to 30 albums out as a leader, and there would be many more if not for a life threatening illness that struck him in the mid 1970s.

Inspiration Bound: Tammy Scheffer Celebrates New Music at Shapeshifter Lab, June 12 PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Morning Bound (Ronen Itzik, Tammy Scheffer, Panagiotis Andreou)

Tammy Scheffer's debut recording, Wake Up, Fall Asleep, gave notice that the new generation of Israeli jazz artists is not limited to outstanding instrumentalists. The Belgin-born, Israel-raised, New England Conservatory-educated vocalist participated in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead and made early appearances with Michael Feinberg, Kevin Mahogany, Aaron Goldberg and Anat Fort, among others.  Wake Up, Fall Asleep (2011, Inner Circle Music) was an auspicious debut, a magical and invigorating set that emphasized the human voice as a melodic and highly versatile instrument, somewhat suggestive stylistically of Judi Silvano, Gretchen Parlato, Kendra Shank, Tessa Souter… and not like any other.

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